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ZEEK1223

looking for a good lake near by Brooklyn center....lake sarah?

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ZEEK1223

I am new to the north metro, and im looking for a decent lake to fish within 20-30mins from my house.... i heard lake sarah, and waconia are good...does anyone have experience on either of these lakes? do you have any other lake suggestions for me? thanks.... i love to fish all species. i dont fish panfish much, but wouldnt mind pulling in a few crappies here and there.....thanks for any replies...

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The Grebe

If you are in Brooklyn Center, you are very close to some good smallmouth bass fishing, right on the Mississippi River. Lots of rough fish and cats also.

You can move up to the Coon Rapids dam area and there is a real mix of fish, from trout in Ceneiko Lake to walleyes in the river. This would give you a starting point.

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ZEEK1223

i have done some smallmouth fishing on the river in north mpls. It seemed the farther north i went the river was very shallow and was forced to stay south. how is the river farther north as far as my lower unit it concerned? and where would be a good spot to land my boat? thanks for the reply

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Lund4ver

There is a landing at the Coon Rapids Dam, on the Anoka County side, so you will have to get a park permit, but the landing is nice. It is only on the up river side of the (Contact Us Please) though. There is also a landing on the Fridley side, just south of 694, but I wouldn't suggest leaving anything valuable in the car or truck, as I have known a few guys that have had their vehicles broke into when launching there. Don't know about the water levels there though.

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Black_Bay

There are two accesses up near the Anoka bridge also. One in Champlin and one that is just up in the Rum River.

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EBass

Fish lake and Eagle lake are close well NW metro. Both in Maple Grove and that's mins from BC. I live in BC too

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ZEEK1223

i have been out to fish lake...i didnt have a lake map. just trolled around looking for depths, and casted a few docks. do you know any good spots on fish lake or eagle lake?

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EBass

Everytime is different, and I suck in the fall when it comes to lakes. I heard look for green weeds, but I dunno. I like rivers in the fall.

Other option is Tonka! That has everything

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